Close to Trowbridge, Wiltshire Council has proposed sites for a further 2600 houses in two parcels, separated by the Kennet & Avon Canal: one to the north of Hilperton (2100 dwellings), and one to the east of Staverton (500 dwellings).

Trowbridge Town Council was given the opportunity to consider the implications of the proposal at meetings of the Town Development Committee on 1st December and 22nd December 2020 and at an additional briefing meeting on Monday 14th December 2020. These meetings were to ensure members were fully informed prior to the Policy & Resources Committee reaching a conclusion regarding to a response to the consultation. The Town Council concluded its position in regard to this response at a meeting of its Policy & Resources Committee on 2nd March 2021.

Trowbridge Town Council considers that the proposals supported by Wiltshire Council are unsound for a number of reasons, and that alternative proposals should be considered and supported. To read the response document in full please follow this link: Trowbridge Town Council response to Local Plan Review.